1 Lord, you are the God who saves me;z
day and night I cry outa to you.
turn your ear to my cry.
3 I am overwhelmed with troublesb
and my life draws near to death.c
4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit;d
I am like one without strength.e
like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
who are cut offf from your care.
in the darkest depths.g
7 Your wrathh lies heavily on me;
8 You have taken from me my closest friendsj
and have made me repulsive to them.
9 my eyesm are dim with grief.
I calln to you, Lord, every day;
I spread out my handso to you.
Do their spirits rise up and praise you?p
or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
13 But I cry to you for help,r Lord;
14 Why, Lord, do you rejectu me
and hide your facev from me?
16 Your wratha has swept over me;
your terrorsb have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood;c
they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have taken from me friendd and neighbor—
darkness is my closest friend.
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